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Community Outreach

East Tennessee Health & Wellness Programs

East Tennessee Children's Hospital's dedication to our community extends beyond the medical services we provide. In fulfilling our mission, Children's Hospital is involved in community outreach projects throughout East Tennessee and our 16-county service area to provide services, support, and education in a variety of ways.

Our Community Outreach Programs

  • Latest News and Announcements –Get the latest news on happenings at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, including local media coverage, TV news segments, press releases, pediatric health information, community updates, social media interaction, videos and more.
  • Upcoming Events – Find out what's happening locally with our community calendar of upcoming safety classes, injury prevention events, outreach programs, fundraisers and special events sponsored by or benefiting East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
  • Camps for Kids with Special Needs – Children's Hospital sponsors summer camps for a number of our patients with special medical needs who might be unable to attend a traditional camp. The camps for our hematology/oncology and Rehabilitation Center patients are staffed with health care professionals who provide supervision and needed medical care during the camping experience.
  • Community Health Needs Assessment – Periodically, not-for-profit hospitals are required to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and develop an implementation plan to best serve the community's health needs. You can read more about Children's Hospital’s plan to address the health needs of our community in the community health needs assessment.
  • Healthy Kids Programs Our Healthy Kids programs and classes promote safety and specialized care for children and adults throughout Knoxville and the rest of our community. For more information, call the Healthy Kids hotline at (865) 541-8262.
  • Safe Sitter and CPR Classes – The Healthy Kids program offers babysitting classes for kids ages 11-14 and CPR classes for ages 14 and up. Take a look at our schedule of upcoming classes and pre-register today.
  • Childhood Obesity Coalition – The Childhood Obesity Coalition is a program that has grown to include more than 50 community agencies and organizations. The coalition's vision is to become one of America's fittest cities. Get more information about us and learn how your organization can join and help us improve the health of children.
  • Project ADAM – Tennessee – Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory), brought to Tennessee by Children's Hospital, is a not-for-profit national program that serves children and adolescents through education and deployment of life-saving programs to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Breathe Easy: Asthma Screening More than 7 million children suffer from asthma in the United States. Asthma often starts during childhood, so early detection is very important. Children's Hospital offers an asthma screening program to help kids manage their symptoms early so they can live normal, active lives.

Injury Prevention Programs

Each year, one out of every four children needs medical attention for an accidental injury, but the good news is that up to 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented through education. For more information, contact our Injury Prevention coordinators at (865) 541-8622.

  • Kohl's Helmet Safety Program – Kohl's has partnered with East Tennessee Children's Hospital to help educate kids and their parents about helmet use and injury prevention.
  • Safe Travels: Child Passenger Safety – The child passenger safety experts at East Tennessee Children's Hospital offer answers to these questions and more, including information on the proper installation and importance of using a child passenger safety seat, as well as the revised Tennessee law.

Partnerships & Affiliations

As an advocate for children, Children's Hospital provides staff, volunteers, in-kind services and/or financial support to many community organizations whose goals are to help children, including:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Children's Miracle Network
  • CoverKids
  • CureFinders
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Group
  • Dream Connection
  • Fort Sanders Perinatal Center
  • Girls on the Run
  • Hello Hospital
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Knox County Health Department
  • Knox County Schools' Partners in Education
  • Knoxville Area Coalition on Childhood Obesity
  • Knoxville Area Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • March of Dimes
  • Montgomery Village
  • Project ADAM
  • Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area
  • Shoney's Eating and Living Healthy
  • Smoke-Free Knoxville
  • TENNder Care Coalition
  • United Way